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Monitoring and Control Instruments fall within the scope of the RoHS Recast Directive on 22 July 2014 with more complex equipment, intended to be used exclusively by professionals, on 22 July 2017.   So, how do you know what product goes where?   You need to look at the intended use of the product. Anything that is used by consumers or students such as an oscilloscope needs to comply by July 2014. Even if the product is of a fairly complex design, if it is used by students for exampl ...
Attached is the revised (draft) Blue Guide on the implementation of European Union product rules. This helps provide guidance on many things including finished equipment, kits and labelling. Always worth having to hand.     Find out more EU RoHS Directive information.   Register with element14 to be able to receive the latest EU RoHS Directive legislation updates   Found the information, now get the part! Visit our online store ...
Using, or not using, random RoHS symbols on finished equipment alongside the CE mark remains a very popular question in regard to RoHS2. As outlined in the second edition of FAQs by the European Commission the CE mark is all that is required to show compliance and random RoHS symbols are not required or permitted. The latest draft issue of the Blue Guide is very helpful and states:   "Other markings additional to the CE marking need to fulfil a different function from that of the CE marki ...
The EU Commission are to set up a working group to further review the methodology used to assess the substances for potential restriction in electrical and electronic equipment under the RoHS Recast Directive. This follows a stalemate during the recent third and final stakeholder meeting on the subject.   The review is to be finalised by July 2014 and will consider HBCDD, DEHP, BBP, DBP. Stakeholders suggested the addition of phthalate DIBP to avoid driving industry from one phthalate to a ...
Back in 2006 Dr. Paul Goodman of ERA Technology carried out a study for the European Commission on whether or not monitoring and control instruments (to be known as category 9) could be included in the scope of the RoHS Directive. Medical Devices (category 8) were also considered as part of the study. The conclusion was that it was possible but industry would need time to comply. 7 years later, in response to concerns from manufacturers, Dr. Goodman delivered a webinar covering the RoHS2 obliga ...